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Default What was your First RC vehicle??

Been browsing Ebay and stumbled across a listing which had me feeling all nostalgic. It was for my first ever RC vehicle, a 1985 Tandy Dash truck.

Where did everybody else's RC journeys start??
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I had a few cheaper smaller ones before this but I too had a Truck like that from Tandy , wasn’t as early as 1985 though probably more like 1991/1992 . Remember so looking forward to going to get it only to be disappointed at how slow it was when I got it home lol .
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To be fair I don't think I got mine in '85 either, late 80s I think.

A few years later and my Grandad spoilt me with a Cougar 2 Team from Otley Modelsport as it was back then. All ready built at the shop too, with a Futaba Attack SR transmitter. To say it was an upgrade was an understatement!! I broke too many front ends on that and was always losing circlips from the front hinge pins!
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My 1st RC car was a Knight Rider, made by a company called Matsushiro, or something like that, they also made a Miami vice Ferrari and Facemans Corvette.
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1984 with one of these badboys



It did miles and I was forever asking for new batteries.

I didn't get serious with RC until 1994 when I got a Mardave Cobra!
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My first rc was a toy grade Corgi Capri Rally (still looking for one..), first proper rc was a Tamiya Pajero(with wheelie bar), first race car was an Optima
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Tamiya Fast attack vehicle. Crashed is so many times the entire front end was held together with superglue. Happy days.
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It was a mardave mini stock in 1987
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Tamiya rough rider, Christmas after tamiya rere my wife surprised me with one, still need to build it, more than likely be my retirement build
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My 1st RC car was a Knight Rider, made by a company called Matsushiro, or something like that, they also made a Miami vice Ferrari and Facemans Corvette.
As an 80s child.... Sooo jealous!! . I did however have a die cast Kitt with realistic lighting. One of my best Christmas presents ever!
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I treated myself to a Tamiya Super shot, with my first wages from the apprenticeship I started at Kodak in 1986!!!
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My 1st RC car was a Knight Rider, made by a company called Matsushiro, or something like that
I had one of those as well

Wasn’t my first rc car though, that was a Tamiya Cheetah.
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Tamiya XR311
Army jeep based thing if I remember correctly.
Followed by a sand scorcher,
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second hand tomy intruder my first r/c purchase I started late almost 30 when I got hooked a fellow mechanic in garage I worked in was blasting a cat xls round yard at back of garage and I was hooked

years before as a snotty kid I'd look in local model shop at early tamiya like datsun 240z and lambo countach but never got one
one xmas I got a cox control line nitro Ryan pt19 aeroplane did half a circuit before crashing g

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Tamiya Manta Ray with a Futaba Attack II in that lovely beige.....
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My Attack SR was the same lovely beige. I think they did a grey version too. The beige version really was "of it's time" though.
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Bought a second hand Rough Rider for my 9 year old son and ,because he wouldn't let me use it, an AYK Supertrail for myself..! That was a long time ago..
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I had a paper round. Just to set this out. £3.00 a week YES !!! £3.00 a week.. That was early mornings, afternoons Monday to Saturday, with PINKS at 5.45pm Saturday and a Sunday morning killer with all the magazines.....

I saved for a Tamiya Grasshopper. Anyway got the £69.00 I think it was then, then off to Puntiloio in Hinckley ( not sure of spelling) Modelshop. Walked in and WHAM !!!! BAMB !!!! SLAM !!!! GEEEEEZZZZZUZSSS There it was the NEW RELEASE with a massive fluorescent orange STAR on it. PRICE £89.00 oh no Ive only got enough for the grasshopper. Mummy came to my rescue and gave me the rest.

IT WAS THE FROG !!!!!, Then later on when I started racing in 1989 I had a TERRA SCORCHER which then became the PRO-CAT and a TOP-CAT.....

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I had many cheap cars growing up, but my first proper rc car was a tamiya ford escort cosworth, which I wish I had kept nice now. I raced it around the southport track back in the late 90's which then started me with competition cars with a b3.
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I had a load of cheap RC cars as a kid mostly Tyco or Nikko's from Argos.
First proper Hobby grade was a Tamiya Grasshopper 2 Super G, followed by a Mardave Meteor.
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